7,000 hectares burnt, buildings damaged

The two wildfires that have been raging in the Gironde department since Tuesday (July 12) have now destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of land and at least two buildings.

A fire engulfed 3,000 hectares, a house and a restaurant in the La Tesest-de-Buch area near the famous Dune du Pilat tourist attraction.

The two buildings were evacuated on Wednesday (July 14) after more than 6,000 camps were evacuated from the area.

The fire reached the village port, but no boats were damaged.

Another fire covered 4,200 hectares of land around Landras and Gilos south of Bordeaux, but no houses were damaged. On Wednesday, at least 500 people were evacuated from villages in the area.

About 10 Canadian and Dash planes continued to drop water drops overnight, but both fires are still raging at this level.

Three small fires broke out in the northern part of Blaise yesterday and a large fire broke out across the department.

Gironde’s administrator, Fabienne Buccio, called on the public to remain vigilant.

Nearly 1,000 firefighters are on duty again today (July 15).

Tessie-de-Buch’s fire is believed to have been caused by an accident or damage to a forest road.

The cause of Landras’ fire is still unknown.

Another fire in the Bouches-du-Rhone

Another 1,000 firefighters are currently stationed in the Bouches-du-Rhone, covering 1,000 hectares of forest and 300 in the Massif de la Montagnette.

Fire and rescue workers say the fire is under control and is not spreading.

No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out at around 17 a.m. yesterday, but about 170 people were displaced and taken to the local community hall and gymnasium.

The mayor of nearby Tarscon, Lucin Limousine, said the blaze was caused by a “freight train” that “sparked” when the brakes were stopped and burned plants along the tracks.

The smell of smoke was known 20 miles[20 km]from Avon, where ash was seen falling from the sky.

Temperature alarms have been set up in southern France.

In southern France, temperatures of 35-38 ° C and temperatures above 39-40 ° C are expected, with 11 rooms under orange temperature warnings.

Read more Alarm alarm orange heat warning extended to 11 French departments

The sections are Piece Gard, Gironde, Houtte-Garon, Lot-et-Garon, Pyrenees-Orentales, Tarn, Tarn-at-Garon, Vuculus, Alpes-de-Hout-Provence, Arcache and Drom.

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